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Butterfly Milkweed Seeds Asclepias tuberosa

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Packet $5.95
1 Ounce $59.95
1/4 Pound $169.95 29%
1 Pound $509.95 47%
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  • Perennial pollinator attractor native to North America
  • Heirloom variety with bright orange summer blooms
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Product Description

Butterfly Milkweed Seeds - Butterfly Weed Seed

Butterfly Milkweed just so happens to be a beautiful flower that has long suffered from an unfortunate name. Often known in old-fashioned circles as "Butterfly Weed", it is also sometimes referred to by the more marketing-savvy as "Butterfly Flower". But regardless of the moniker, this beautiful native is cherished by serious wild gardeners.

For best success with this perennial seed, we recommend Fall Planting. For Spring Planting, seeds should be cold stratified prior to sowing.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Butterfly Milkweed Seeds
    Botanical Name:Asclepias tuberosa
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:North American Native, Tuberous-Rooted Herbaceous Perennial, Clusters of Bright Flowers Atop Upright Hairy Stems, Lanceolate Leaf Shape
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
    Plant Height:28 inches
    Plant Spacing:15-18 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:200 mg
    Seeds per Pound:90, 700
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Asclepias

    When to Plant Asclepias Seeds

    Plant outdoors after the first frost begins in the fall in order to stratify the seed in time for Spring. To start indoors, seeds must be refrigerated 6-8 weeks before sowing in order to wake the seed from dormancy.

    Where to Plant Asclepias Seeds

    Asclepias is a hardy plant that is native to the swamps of the U.S., and will easily grow in consistently damp or wet soils that drain well with access to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day). Despite this, Asclepias will tolerate a wide variety of soil profiles, as long as they aren't consistently dry or overly sandy. Plant away from areas where pets frequent, as the sap of the Asclepias is toxic when cut.

    How to Plant Asclepias Seeds

    Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep into the soil. When grown indoors, transplant into the garden 18-24 inches apart for best results.

    How to Care for Asclepias

    Asclepias is a low-maintenance plant that can live for several years if planted in the proper environment and will come back from a strong taproot every Spring. Asclepias will also readily spread itself via seeds in the late fall, but this can be controlled simply by removing all seed pods in the early fall before they release. Asclepias is a popular butterfly attractor, particularly of the Monarch Butterfly; as long as the plant is healthy, it will readily flower throughout the summer. Fertilization is not necessary. Putting mulch around each plant will reduce competition from weeds or other unwanted plants.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Planting Video

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews

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Great rate of germination.

Bouhht these because I killed my butterfly weed trying to transplant it, which turns out is quite diffucult to do, so I bought these seeds. Planted 12 seeds so I could give some away and only had one seed not germinate.


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Milkweed seeds

The seed and feed and nurseries have all had a run on the milkweeds. I was good to find somewhere that carried the seeds.

Mark M.
St. Louis


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Butterfly Wilkweed

Almost all the seeds sprouted within two weeks.


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Save the monarch butterflies

Buy any seeds that attract bees and butterflies. The bee population is dying off. Help save them.with fruits berries etc.any pollinators.


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They just started to sprout


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milkweed seeds

Ordering was very easy; delivery was prompt. I have no complaints about the seeds. However, I did expect them to have the white "umbrella" that floats them in the air.
I didn't specify that, so it's not Eden's fault. Everything they did was excellent. They certainly have a sophisticated website and ordering system. And emails.

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